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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the electoral college. a better way of doing that is giving obama new hampshire, ohio, and wisconsin, and then seeing romney run the board here. florida, north carolina, virginia, iowa colorado, and nevada, and then you have an actual 269-269 tie. i do understand however, if the president talks about climate change tonight, tennessee could move into his corner. [ laughter ] >> cenk: that last scenario is not that implausible. that would be the romney comeback accept air you. if he could make a comeback we would win all of the states that michael just mentioned. >> eliot: not happening. no conceivable way. >> jennifer: let's let the vice president talk about what happens in there is a tie. >> al gore: if there is a tie, the house of representatives votes in a very unusual procedure where each state delegation gets one vote. so if the majority of the members of congress from that state are in one party, and if they all stick to their party loyalty, then that determines the one vote of that state. never been done. never been done so -- >> eliot: does washington, d.c. get a vote in that?
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
winner while 25% picked mr. obama. a cbs news snap poll of uncommitted voters found that 46% identified mitt romney as the winner, while 22% said barack obama won. 32% declared the debate a tie. while the candidates tangled over taxes, bringing up countless statistics and figures of cuts or increases, nbc news' andrea mitchell looked into the truth behind the rhetoric of both candidates. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. >> reporter: romney has proposed making the bush tax cuts permanent for all income levels and then cutting all rates an additional 20%. he would repeal the alternative minimum tax and permanently repeal the estate tax. the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over ten years. romney said again tonight that his plan would be paid for, but to pay for those cuts, he would have to close loopholes in the tax code and get rid of some tax deductions, he said, and credits, but he's
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
today's kelly's court. >>> plus, can a blast from the past spell new problems for the obama campaign? parts of a 2007 speech that's just now coming to light and what fact checkers found when we looked into the president's controversial remarks about race and relief efforts for the victims of hurricane katrina. >>> also, frank luntz watched the debate with a cross-section of republicans, democrats and independents. he will tell us what they took away from the faceoff. he says it's unprecedented. >> when it comes to the role of government in society, which one connected to you more when they discussed the role of government, romney or obama? megyn: fox news alert, we confirmed in just the last half hour that fbi agents have now arrived in benghazi, libya, three weeks after the murder of four americans at our consulate. remember, two navy seals, a state department staffer and ambassador chris stevens were killed there on 9/11 of this year. the obama administration initially suggested the violence was sparked by anger over an anti-muslim film posted in part on the internet, but senior u.
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
news alert on a very different sounding president obama giving a feisty speech on the campaign trail after what bun dates call serious hits he took last night from governor romney in the big debate. well tomorrow to "america live." back in new york, folks i'm megyn kelly. a look back now in denver, colorado where a fired up barack obama has just finished this rally. he was going off on governor romney in that campaign appearance, and we heard a very different-sounding barack obama at this rally. it comes after the president's top campaign advisers, hour after hour hit the air waves clearly trying to reframe the presidential's debate performs answer. political observers said he looked irritated, annoyed and was unhappy to be on the stage while mitt romney sounded presidential. thousand they try to make the argument that governor romney only won last night because he lied. here is the president moments ago. >> we also had our first debate last night. when i got onto the stage i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [laughter] >> but it couldn't have been mitt rom
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
? the specifics are bad news. obama had to explain why obamacare was good. he should be able to do that in his sleep. if he can explain why obamacare is good, he is in trouble. romney said if that is true, i need a new accountant. to suggest romney needs a new accountant is something you could see any democratic commercial coming up. >> always fun to talk with you. police have identified three officers. some of the names are familiar. jennifer franciotti joins us live to explain. >> good morning. the three names have been released. one of those officers has been sued in the past for excessive force. local activists and relatives of anthony anderson rallied to call for murder charges against three police officers who arrested him on september 21. >> we are calling for murder charges. we're calling for these officers to be fired. we are calling for an end to their paid vacations at the tax payers' expense. >> the officers involved have now been identified as detectives gregg boyd, michael vodarick, and todd strohman. strohman was shot in november of 2010. sources say he had the most physi
Comedy Central
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
tomorrow night's debate. president obama has a whole new set of long pauses to memorize. (laughter) and my guest is univision news anchor jorge ramos. but it's my show so i'm going to call him george raymond. (laughter) the lead singer of creed says he won't endorse president obama! well, that settles it, obama will not win the 1998 presidential election. (laughter) this is "the colbert report" (cheers and applause) captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome to the "report" everybody, good to see you. (cheers and applause) (audience chanting "stephen") (cheers and applause) >> stephen: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to the "report." thank you for joining us. well, folks, that is the song that never ends. (laughter) folks, today is the biggest day in the history of publishing. since steve guttenberg invented the bible. (laughter) because today is the official publishing date of my new book "america again: rebecoming the greatness we never weren't." (cheers and applause) i wrote it! what! whoo! wait, wait, wait!
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is true but they have done up slower than ape time in the last 50 years. >> i put forward a specific 4 trillion dollar deficit reduction plan. >> my number 1 principal is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only effect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class, it is math. >> i like big bird and you too, but i am not going to keep borrowing money from china to pay for it. >> we have more including a fact check of the statements made last night. find it at ktvu.com.
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
this evening from new york, denver los angeles and washington. president obama and governor romney faced off tonight in the first of three debates before election day on november 6th. domestic policy was in focus during the 90-minute showdown at the university of denver. the platform gave govern romney an opportunity to reignite his campaign which has suffered some this summer. they sparred across a range of issues. >> there's a various done of small businesses across the country saying what's the effect of obamacare in your hiring plans. three quarters said it makes us less likely to hire people. i just don't know how the president could come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment and economic crises at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well, in massachusetts. because govern romney did a good thing, working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model, and
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
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FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the act for just 60 days. angering mr. obama and others. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar you have got to put in. here is $10. and that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said look at this devastation. we don't expect to you come up with your own money here. here's the money to rebuild. we are not going to wait for you to scratch it together because you are part of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause ] tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> bill: now, when mr. obama refers to the people down in new orleans, he is obviously referring to african-americans and taking the bullet out is racial code. thereby, mr. obama injected race into the debate. by the way, in the end new orleans might not have paid anyth
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
a spokesperson says it's working to implement a new air monitoring system. >> we're less than an hour from the first presidential debate this, is a live picture of the ritchie center at university of denver, president obama and mitt rom fee will square off. this bill focus on domestic poll sismt it's a critical moment and there is romney looking to makeup ground lost in key swing states, you can consumer watch it here start agent 6:00 tonight and this is also going stream live for you. >> an information sharing program has grown into a boondoggel producing little information on terrorists that. is the charge contained in a panel report issued today. panel members charge homeland security with spending almost $1.5 billion on intelligence sharing senters row viding useless reports. and a new report reveals how president obama would have handled the september 11th mastermind had he survived the raid last year. the author said the president wanted to put bin laden on trial z says however that did he not expect him to go down without a fight. that book is due out in a couple weeks oct
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
teleprompter. eva longoria said i'm in new zealand watching the debate. obama is killing it on health care. both need to speak slower. a nonpolitical bush weighed in. nfl running back reggie bush said romney was aggressive at times and won the debate but i think obama will be reelected as president. >>> jetblue is offering american who is might be upset about their candidates defeat a chance to follow through on threats to leave the country. you can sign up at a jetblue website for a chance to win one of 1,000 free trips to a tropical vacation destination. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. here is your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed down. the s&p was up five and nasdaq up 15. overseas trading, in tokyo, the nikkei rose. a mixed bag of news for wall street sends hp shares plunging to a nine-year low after sending up a caution flag for next year's earnings. adp reported the private sector added 162,000 new jobs. according to usa today, six chains are hiring upwards of 300,000 holiday workers. facebook will test whether users will pay to
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
soft-shell. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- political showdown. president obama and governor mitt romney face to face in their first debate. >> was there a clear winner? and did either candidate manage to reach out to undecided voters who could make or break the race it? is thursday, october 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to take you live to denver to begin our coverage of last night's debate and tell you why big bird -- yes -- big bird was part of the discussion. >> there were a lot of light moments last night. i think big bird the thing, emerging as a moment of levity, but a symbol too for something else as well. interesting. >> clinging on to that big old yellow bird. then a frightening medical scare in several states. how do so many hospital patients come down with a brain disease and what caused this unusual illness? >>> this morning, who punked ashton kutcher, the hoax that had police swarming the actor's home. and why nobody is laughing. >>> later in t
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
imagine the obama campaign trying to make sofg a mediocre debate will jump on that notion of new and say he's created a whole new persona than the guy who ran in the primaries. >> rose: norah. >> president obama left his greatest hit on the cutting room floor. there was no mention of bain or no mention of the 47%, no mention of china, no mention of the auto industry saved. there's no mention of the wars ended and the discussion about obamacare. he didn't mention that that would turn back many provisions that protect women's health, free mammograms, contra ceptives. there are a number of greatest hits he uses on the campaign but he didn't mention tonight. the only thing i can think in terms of analyzing what happened, there's been many white house advisors who know behind the scenes how much president obama personally dislikes mitt romney, just has a disrespect in some ways for him. he respected john mccain because peace a war hero but just thinks mitt romney is an empty suit. my sense was that his advisors got to him and said you cannot let that show through in this debate because it
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 9:20am EDT
romney came in with a chain saw. only the new york times had the. its headline says obama and romney in first debate spar over fixing the economy. that is a hedge. let's bring in branch brent z boze bozell. i am astonished the few in the liberal media would admit that romney won. >> kind of said last night before this started unpredicted romney was going to win and the media were going to say romney lost which is what they always do but they couldn't because it was such a pharaoh complete victory by romney. understand what is going on. you are not completely wrong here. watch the counter spin. it already started. it is all about how obama was lackluster. obama was and firing on all cylinders. obama was an prepared. all those things may be true but that is just the beginning of it. not just that romney was prepared and the opposite is romney had facts and romney had an argument to make and romney -- obama had nothing. if they were to cover that it would show just how bad the situation could be for obama so instead they do it stylistically. he had a bad night. it is worse than that. stuar
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> coming to president obama's defense al gore who is suggesting obama's lackluster performance might be blamed on altitude sickness. the next debate is a week from today in kentucky when biden and ryan face off. . >>> back in vallejo police have arrested a retire mad reason for allegedly shooting and killing two of his neighbors. that happened in the flown cove neighborhood 6:00 last night. police found two men 50 and 58 dead at the scene. a 65-year-old man surrendered after a 45 minute standoff. police say all three knew each other. investigators state suspect owned several guns. >>> san jose police looking for killers on the loose after two shootings in different parts of town taking place within hours of each other . the 35th homicide happened downtown after a fight, the 36th happened following a birthday party at a home. >> reporter: we just heard from police that these investigations are just getting underway there's things they don't know, one is, in the first killing what killed that man they are not sure in the second, there's dispute about gang-r
KOFY
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean w
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
have a busy first day because he is going to repeal obama care among democrats as you can sitting down with them. >> and the next presidential debate is on october 16th in new york. >> time now 4:33, people gathered at debate watch parties and over flow crowds showed up in san jose and among those, political science professors. i think mitt romney did a great job, obama looked a little off his game. i think mitt romney did a better job tonight. >> i think the winner is the president because he is the president and his opponent has to be able to say why he should be better than the incumbent and i don't think that was necessarily done tonight. >> and a debate feels 6 5% feels mitt romney won compared to 2 5% for the president. and 48% for mitt romney, compared to 2 5% for the president. >>> and fact statements you will find that on our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they will replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. here are the -- here is the news about that. >>> and there is a dispute that happened in the city of glenn cove neighborhood. ktvu channel 2 morning new
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
news, the white house. >>> and tomorrow morning, president obama will be in fairfax at the rally center for the arts concert hall. >>> all right, we are following breaking news for you right now. people are all trapped inside and ken ken is live with the latest on that. ken? >> reporter: yes, we are talking about a three-story building. you can see what it looks like right now. firefighters are still hitting some hot spots right now. the fire has been knocked down. still firefighters here on the scene. the folks are still outside. and i want to bring in now the chief as well as the d.c. fire chief here. talk to us about what happened here. >> our units arrived on the scene from the second and third floor. we had a man jumping from the is educational background -- from the second floor. >> okay, you had one that jumped? >> yes, sir. >> how is that person doing? >> i cannot reveal their condition, but they have been transported. >> we also heard that one firefighter was injured, is that correct? >> yes, that's affirmative, but he should be fine. >> do we know what may have started
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
the news edge. [ barack o obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-ho care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> this 72-year-old man is in critical condition tonight after a vicious beating outside a silver spring apartment complex. it happened on garland avenue at piney branch sometime late monday night or early tuesday morning. police are asking for the public's help to find the person responsible. audrey barnes is following the investigation. >> he was found right there. >> guvara guzman's two sons found him unconscious in the parking lot next to the dumpster at 3:30 tuesday morning. the tiny, 72-year
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am EDT
election for barack obama. if you turn on fox news, a month before the election or a month after, all you heard was acorn, acorn. i think republicans convince themselves sincerely that acorn stole the election or they used it optimistically to push this message that voter fraud exists. and there is some evidence that message has broken through. 48% of the public in a recent poll said voter fraud is a major issue. even though there are people like me better saying voter fraud is not a big problem in u.s. elections, even though there is no major prosecutions by the bush administration or in states that have passed voter i.d. laws, just pennsylvania, nonetheless, republicans have repeated the mantra over and over again and convinced a lot of republicans that even a number of swing voters that it does exist. tavis: so voter fraud does ntopt appear to be real at all. this is a solution and chasing a problem. but what is wrong with requiring an i.d. when you go to vote? there are so many other aspects of american life where we are asked to and we willing to provide information. we willingly pro
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >>> president obama hoped to put osama bin laden on trial, that is a cording to a new book out later this month. the book quoting the president saying, mr. obama thought he would be in a strong enough political position after bin laden's capture to put bin laden on trial in the u.s. if bin laden survived the navy seal takedown. the president expecting bin laden going down fighting the book "the finish" on sale in 12 days. >>> the administration says there is evidence that stiff economic sanctions against iran are working. iranians protested in the streets of tehran yesterday, voicing anger about iran's plummeting currency and lost more than a third of its value in just a week. so that means it is costing citizens, a lot more to purchase imported goods. >>> american airlines is sweetening its offer as contract talks continue pilots. the carrier offering to put off pay cuts for international and overnight flights until end of the month. the airline has inspected all boeing 757 jets after problems with the loose seats. all the jets are now back in operation, but some passengers fear, pilots are us
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
news for an incumbent president. it's somewhat vicing then that president obama has maintained the slight edge in the polls given how weak the economy is, but certainly weak growth, high unemployment are not good for anyone in elected office and are are not good for anyone looking for a job either. >> susie: you know, tonight obviously in the debate president obama and governor romney will be talking about the job market do. you expect them to give any kind of plan to jolt the labor market and to get that unemployment rate down drastically? >> i think both candidates are likely to be somewhat vague in their discussion of proposals to great jobs. if i were asking the question, i think the one that i with like to hear answered most would be, what are you going to do about the approaching fiscal cliff if we go over the fiscal cliff, if we plunge over the highest bluff along the fiscal cliff, it's very likely the economy will fall into recession and the unemployment rate instead of being 8 at the end of next year will be above 9. so the first thing that any elected official needs to do
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to talk about health care in general. president obama says good news about health care cost premiums. >> over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up, it's true, but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. so we're already beginning see -- >> let's look at the facts. medicare premiums did increase 4% from last year so there is growth here. the head of the kaiser family foundation, an authority on the matter, says growth is at historic lows. not sure if it's lower than 50 years, which is what president obama said, but growth still slow, the verdict, this appears to be true, but we'll follow up with the kaiser family foundation on the 50-year claim. >> what else surprised you tonight? >> i think the president just didn't seem like he wanted to debate romney. again, never mentioned 47%, meaning mitt romney's critical, awful, remarks about obama supporters, never mentioned bain capital. he never said that i'm the guy that can create jobs and said that massachusetts was 47th of 50 states. >> you think he wanted to look presidential? wanted to let
KICU
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
anonymous donor. >> complete bay yeah news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it's wednesday, october 3rd. i'm gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. happening now president obama and republican presidential nominee mitt romney are squaring off in their first face to face debate. this is being held at the university of denver, and we're giving you a live look where president obama is currently speaking but both of the candidates have been responding to questions about domestic policy. one key topic here has been repairing the u.s. economy. each candidate seemed to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the a
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
to stay healthy. >>> good news and bad news when it comes to the o's, the bad news the team's last regular season game ended with a loss, the good news postseason here we come. what's next for the orioles as they head out west. >>> and president barack obama and mitt romney duke it out during the first presidential debate. so which candidate won the round? we'll have everything you need to know about last night's big event on this thursday, october 4th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle, thank you for joining us. if you haven't looked outside yet, there's a little rainy as we got into work this morning. >> may want to have the umbrella handy. also lynette this morning you're monitoring the weather and still feels kind of sticky and muggy out there. >> yes, on the sticky side charlie and also some fog out there this morning but some patchy fog. visibility reduced once again. 7 miles in easton. and baltimore to the north end york only about four miles of reduced visibility there. and also you were talking about the showers, we have a shower now in
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
fiction. we have new information about the internal obama administration debate about what to call the deadly attack on the u.s. mission in libya. this comes as we hear an f.b.i. team has come and gone from benghazi. world leader turns 60 in style. "special report" from washington starts at 6 eastern. now we'll send it back to new york with my colleagues with "the five". >> last night it was tk obama at the first debate in denver. how did he react today? >> so you see the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling for the last year. governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> so kimberly, a little different today than last night, huh? >> well, let me tell you, maybe he did some pushups or something because he seemed more fired up. but also at the beginning of that was bizarre, he wouldn't look at mitt romney last night. then th
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". one presidential debate down, two more to go issues plus a vp debate. almost 60 million people watched mitt romney crush president obama last night. twitter blew up, biggest political night ever. so what did you guys think? let's start it out. polling, you were excited last night? >> it was great. twitter was going crazy. honestly, mitt romney made president obama look silly and small. he was great. mitt romney was. president obama was bumbling. he looked like he didn't want to be there. we heard all those analogies today. but i found it interesting that michael moore blamed john kerry, the debate prep guy. david axelrod blamed jim lehrer. al gore blamed the altitude. but nobody -- nobody blamed the president for being unprepared and outclassed by mitt romney last night. >> dana, take us deep into the psychology. what was going on? he looked like a man defeated. >> he sort of faded into the background initially. then i thought maybe it will get better. at the one hour mark, i thought wow, this is over. i thought romney was very bold. b
Current
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
. on doubling the deficit, "new york times" reports mr. romney said mr. obama had doubled the deficit. that is not true. on green energy, mr. romney said half the companies backed by the president's green energy stimulus program have gone out of business. that is a gross overstatement. on the $716 billion that romney claimed that president obama cut from medicare, "the new york times" reports while fact checkers have repeatedly debunked this claim it remains a standard attack line for mr. romney. on every single issue. "the new york times" reports mitt romney lied. he did not tell the truth. why didn't president obama call him on those lies and go after him? and why didn't president obama expose those lies last night? he just didn't do so. i don't understand it. maybe john kerry told him not to. jenny is calling from worton, new jersey. hi jenny. >> caller: hi, bill. how are you? >> bill: i'm good. thank you. >> caller: long time listener, first time caller. >> bill: all right. >> caller: i had to call about that moderator last night. he was just awful. >> bill: wasn't he terr
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to the extent
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
right here on the fox news channel. president obama and governor romney spent a lot of time talking about taxes last night and brought up a lost numbers in the process. coming up, we will breakdown some of the figures and find out which each man's tax proposals would actually do. plus, syria's civil war has now spilled over the border into turkey. turkey has fired back. now leaders are saying more attacks could be on the way. the latest as the conflict threatens to go regional. next. @ >>trace: turkish forces are striking syrian targets for a second straight day the most dramatic escalation of tension since the syrian revolt began a year ago. you can see the turkish firing shots in return for a bomb from syria that killed five turkey residents including a six-year old boys. officials in syria are calling this shelling a tragic accident. still, turkish lawmakers today voted to authorize cross border attacks. in the united states, secretary of state, hillary clinton, called the turkish foreign minister and pled the united states support. syria was the ally of turkey but now it is a bi
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 1:35am EDT
software program that was launched while president obama and mitt romney dualed in denver tonight. >> this is all about a new way to tap into people's opinion. >> reporter: an internet based software program that instantly recorded the reactions of about 500 students watching the debate here in college park and perhaps another 10,000 college students at schools all around the country. >> they are looking on their smart phone at a screen that has buttons that says agree, disagree. if you hear something you agree with, tap agree. >> reporter: president obama got his biggest spike of support when talking about education. when mr. romney after a fairly positive reception, his opening remarks did not fair nearly as well with the liberal leaning college crowd as the debate went on. as a journalist, i have to mention it wasn't just romney and obama that they were weighing in on tonight. they also weighed in on the moderator who got rave reviews for the most part. major spikes online. anita. >> interesting. okay. well, we decided to have a little fun as well with tonight's debate. we post
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
new book says president obama hoped to put osama bin laden on trial if he surrendered. the book "the finish" is due out on october 16th. the author mark bowden says the president thought he could make a political argument for giving bin laden rights of a criminal defendant and this would be the first time the president discussed putting the terror leader on trial. they were ordered to capture bin laden if he surrendered or kill him if he threatened them. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is calling for a full and transparent investigation into the consulate attack in benghazi, libya. an independent panel will examine security concerns and whether proper procedures were followed. the attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. some republicans have suggested the state department denied repeated requests for extra security at the mission. >>> an italian man who attracted worldwide attention for staging a protest on the dome of st. peter's basilica has now come down. that man, who owns a beach front concession stand in northern italy, climbed out on to th
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
that has to do with the affordable care act, obama care. and it's a new segment, and that means two minutes epa, and yach go first, governor romney. you want the affordable care act repealed. why? >> i sure do. in part it comes, again, from my experience. i was in new hampshire. a woman came to me and said look, i can't afford insurance for myself or my son. i met a couple in appleton, wisconsin and they said we're thinking of dropping our insurance, we can't afford it. and the number of small businesses i've gone to that are saying they're dropping insurance because they can't afford it. the cost of health care is just prohibitive. and we've got to deal with cost. and unfortunately, when you look at obama care, the congressional budget office has said it will cost $2,500 a year more than traditional insurance. so it's adding to cost. and as a matter of fact, when the president ran for office, he said that by this year he would have brought down the cost of insurance for each family by $2,500 a family. instead, it's gone up by that amount. so it's expensive. expensive things hurt fa
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
weeks before the next debate in new york for team obama. and of course, it all happened right here in battleground, colorado. it's a state that's been trending quickly from red to purple in recent years. will the first debate keep it from going blue again for the president and going back to red? good morning again from the university of denver. thursday, october 4th. 2012. this is "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a big hour ahead, including daily reaction from orrin hatch, governor martin o'malley and many more. let's get to the first read of the morning. in what may be the most substantive debate in the era of televised presidential debates. mitt romney performed as if his campaign depended on it, while a surprisingly subdued president obama allowed his challenger to dictate the terms of the debate. from the start, romney displayed confidence and demanding the presence on stage. he oned up the president on his own wedding anniversary shoutout. >> i want to wish you, sweetie, happy anniversary. >> congratligss on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could im
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